VIDEO: Midé Marine Presents Its Omni Seals (USA)

Dredgers, to be in compliance with Reclamation Safety & Health Standards, will at times require a bulkhead shaft seal.

Midé Marine’s Omni Seals have proven to be a viable shaft sealing solution, as they will not make contact with the pump shaft unless there is a flooding event. This is due to Midé Marine’s seals’ innovative HydroActive™ (water activated) design – which uses flood water to activate and engage the seals.

The normal operational condition for Midé Marine’s seals provides a 3mm running gap between the shaft and lip seal, and a 10mm gap before the shaft will come in contact with any hard component. Performance is never compromised, as this design feature can eliminate wear on both shaft and seal – dramatically reducing wear and maintenance, and increasing long term safety and savings.

Dan Collins, Mide Marine’s Director of Sales, said: “We are confident the Dredging community can benefit from our non-contacting shaft seals, as their innovative design is ideal for sealing around pump shafts.

Mide Marine’s bulkhead shaft seals are ABS, DNV, BV and Lloyds certified.

Self-activating, non-Contacting HydroActive Design

The core technology behind Midé Marine’s innovative bulkhead seals is its hydrogel embedded foam. Developed over the past decade, this foam enables the seal to not contact the rotating shaft during the majority of its life.

However, when flooding event is occurring, the hydrogel embedded foam uses the water from the flooding to swell and provide a robust and reliable seal against the shaft.

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Press Release, February 3, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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